The December’s issue of the popular printed magazine ‘Doctor Dobbs Journal’ features a special series of articles regarding alternative operating systems. Among the OSes mentioned or have extended presentations is NewOS and MenuetOS.
DDJ on Alternative Operating Systems
2001-11-01 In the News 7 Comments
Anyone bought that issue yet? I can’t find it anywhere in the newsagents near my house (I have to go at Fry’s in the weekend and get it I guess), so I would like to ask which are the other OSes that are mentioned in that big OS article in DDJ.
So how can you submit an article for discussion if you haven’t even read it? Makes us wonder how much in depth you have read other submitted articles…
BTW, a few years back DDJ did a feature article on MRTL, an OS with a real time kernel. Anyone know what happened with that? From memory, I think it got bought by someone.
Found it. The correct name is MMURTL.
May ’94 issue of DDJ. There is source code at
There is a whole operating system including C compiler and assembler and a few other goodies.
What are you talking about Peter? Why do I need to read the article? I am just *reporting* the news, I am not editorializing on the article itself. There is a DIRECT link to the contents of the new issue in my story which proves the existance of the article. DDJ is a respectful magazine and I know for 5 months now that they would have a special article for many OSes (so, no one submitted that story but myself). Travis, who wrote the article about NewOS which was published in this issue of DDJ, wrote it while we were still sharing the same house. Both we were waiting this issue to come out for months now and I have had a glimpse of the article Travis wrote before he submitted it to DDJ, 2 months ago. The only thing I don’t know is which other OSes are also mentioned besides NewOS and MenuetOS. I know that the editor-in-chief of DDJ wanted to include an AtheOS article too, but things did not turned out as he thought they would. As you see, I know some things more than you think…
I am surprised that you wrote such an unfounded comment Peter.
ok. ok. So I don’t know all the facts. Please accept my humble apology. I did add a smiley BTW. Wasn’t intended to be rude, just a little rub. Hazards of being an Aussie I guess It’s so hard to convey a subtle friendly dig with text only communication. No harm intended, on the whole you run an excellent site and your insightful editorials are well worth reading. I wouldn’t come here every day otherwise.
It was a bit sad that I couldn’t read the article without me going out & buying a copy of DDJ. I was quite looking forward to reading it. Nobody can comment on the article until they’ve read it.
Re: DDJ, I have always held their articles in high regard, but don’t have a subscription (they end up a lot more expensive here if I remember correctly). I have a whole heap of old copies that a friend kindly donated way back before our company started. The stuff is generally cutting edge. It’s surprising how little the industry has changed over the past 10 years or so. I read stuff from back then that people are still debating today.
ok, no problem Peter.
I am going to buy the magazine tomorrow if I am lucky and find it on Fry’s, so I will let you know what it writes inside.
Well, I haven’t gotten a chance to see it in the magazine yet either, but I do know that there is a typo that makes it point to the incorrect site URL. sigh. Not my mistake, but I’ve gotten a few emails from people wondering why my site is down.